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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Karbala by plane, car or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Washington Dulles to Baghdad, drive  •  20h 57m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Baghdad (BGW) IAD - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

5 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Najaf, drive  •  20h 20m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Najaf (NJF) IAD - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Reagan Washington to Baghdad, drive  •  21h 21m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Baghdad (BGW) DCA - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly Reagan Washington to Najaf, drive  •  20h 54m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Najaf (NJF) DCA - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Train to Baltimore, fly to Baghdad, drive  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Baghdad (BGW) BWI - BGW
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Train to Baltimore, fly to Najaf, drive  •  21h 12m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Najaf (NJF) BWI - NJF
  3. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Karbala is 6254 miles.

It takes approximately 20h 57m to get from Washington to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 45m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 7h ahead of Washington. It is currently 3:22 AM in Washington and 10:22 AM in Karbala.

Scandinavian Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Qatar Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Karbala. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Washington Dulles Airport is to bus which takes 38m and costs $8.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 6253.9 miles
  • Duration: 20h 57m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Washington to Karbala. However, you can take the bus to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door, take the walk to Washington Dulles airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door, take the walk to Washington Dulles airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via Philadelphia, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via New York JFK, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 21m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via Philadelphia, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 14m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via New York JFK, Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 13m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,700
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Philadelphia, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 56m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via Philadelphia, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 7m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via New York JFK, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Erbil
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $5,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $5,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Frankfurt, Erbil
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $6,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Vienna, Erbil
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via New York JFK, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
21h 11m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $4,600
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,600
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Toronto, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,000
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via New York JFK, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $4,400
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via London Heathrow, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,900
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via New York JFK, Amman
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via Chicago O'Hare, Amman
Ave. Duration
20h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via New York JFK, Amman
Ave. Duration
26h 31m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via New York JFK, Amman
Ave. Duration
17h 21m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,200
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Montreal, Amman
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,200
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Amman
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Detroit, Amman
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Boston, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
21h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Toronto, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via London Heathrow, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $4,200
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via New York JFK, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
22h 18m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Paris CDG, Beirut
Ave. Duration
16h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $6,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Copenhagen, Beirut
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via Toronto, Paris CDG, Beirut
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,600
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190

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